Cyber Athletes Gaining Legitimacy?
On January 25th, 2006, I posted on the potential for Sports Agents to become involved in representing “Video Gamers” in the future. If Video Gaming becomes an Olympic Sport, Sports Agents may be thrust upon the scene sooner than thought.
Ted Owen, head of the Global Gaming League (GGL) is determined to introduce competitive video gaming to the 2008 Olympic Games. He is currently working with the Chinese government to influence the Olympic committee in designating competitive video gaming as a demonstration sport. The Olympics have not had a demonstration sport since 1992.
With many video gamers earning above $100,000 per year, endorsement deals growing at an increasing pace, and the possible introduction into the Olympic Games, cyber athletes may soon need true representation from agents so that they can focus on playing their games.
[tags]video games, cyber athletes, olympics, global gaming league, ggl[/tags]